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Archive for October, 2008.

The Risks with OpenID

A few months ago, PuneTech carried an article by Hemant Kulkarni of Pune-based singleid.net giving an overview of OpenID, an up and coming technology that addresses a real pain point of anybody who has used the web – it removes the need to remember different passwords for different sites. This is called single-sign on or […]

Neilsoft acquires another overseas company

Pune-based CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM services and software company Neilsoft is spreading its wings. Last year, it acquired a majority stake in Triplan-AG Technology services, based out of Germany. Now it has acquired (press release 1, press release 2)US-based CADFORCE, which provides outsourced AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) services. In other words, I believe it is a group […]

Growing a Community Powered Website

(In this article, Manas Garg, a regular contributor to PuneTech, explores the various factors involved in the growth of a community powered wesbite. These ideas are relevant to any website/company that expects to get a lot of its content from the actions of its users – and there are a number of such sites from […]

Shop online this Diwali at Laxmi Road shops using laxmiroad.in

Here’s a Diwali themed post for you as PuneTech takes off for a few days. Legendary Marathi author Pu.La. Deshpande once said (and I am paraphrasing here) that there is no need to travel the world, because you can buy anything that you would really want at Pune’s Laxmi Road. Unfortunately however, thanks to the […]

Type in 15 languages using Lipikaar – winner of Manthan award

Pune-based startup Lipikaar, creator of software that allows typing of 15+ Indian languages using a standard English keyboard, and which was one of the companies selected for in this July’s proto.in, is once again in the news – for winning the Manthan award. The Manthan Award is a first of its kind initiative to recognize […]

Code Camp – A hackfest organized by PLUG

What: A two-day hackathon, with (possibly) a focus on developing open-source and/or linux software When: From 22 November 9am to 23 November 10am (overnight!) Venue:¬†Bhaskaracharya Prathishthan Registration and Fees: This event is free and open to all. No registration required Details Code Camp is a 24-hour hackfest organized by the Pune Linux Users Group (PLUG). […]

TRDDC to invite international experts for seminar on Decentralized and Cooperative Computing

What: Weeklong seminar on Decentralized and Co-operative Computing, with instruction from international experts When: Jan 5 to 9, 2009 (but last date to apply is Nov 7, 2008) Where: TRDDC, Pune Fees and Registration: It is free, but there is a selection procedure. Details TRDDC (Tata Research Development and Design Center), the research wing of […]

Liveblogging POCC’s Startup Speed Date – Meet Pune’s startups

I’m liveblogging the Pune OpenCoffee Club‘s “Startup Speed Date” meetup. This is a meeting to get to know a bunch of Pune startups in a short amount of time. Here is a list of the startups here, with a short introduction. Pringoo – personalized products. Go to their website, create your own T-shirt, using your […]

Seminar on Xen Virtual Machine – 20th Oct

What: Seminar on Xen Virtual Machine architecture and server virtualization When: Monday, October 20, 2008 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Where: Auditorium, Building “C”, Pune IT Park, Bhau Patil Road, Aundh Fees and Registration: This event is free for all. Register here KQInfotech presents a seminar on the Xen Virtual Machines. We would present various server […]

Liveblogging CSI Pune Lecture: Applications of Business Intelligence

I am liveblogging CSI Pune‘s lecture on Applications of Business Intelligence by Narender C.V. of SAS R&D India. These are quick and dirty notes of the lecture – not intended to be a well organized article, but hopefully it gives you enough of a flavor for the area to get you interested and excited enough […]